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7,946 Norwegian Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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Medusa68
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I was travelling with 2 of my girlfriends. They shared a balcony room. I had my own balcony room. I am a retired travel agent with over 20 years in the industry. Due to the prior week's outbreak of Norovirus caused by many drunk ... Read more
Louisandbob
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because it was a low price. We should have known that you get what you pay for. This was our first cruise on Norwegian. The service was poor at best, inconsistant, and sanitary questionable. The waiters and ... Read more
Cazluv
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Arrival day - Boarding experience very poor, very chaotic, letter about previous cases of sickness but not made clear what a huge impact this would have on our overall cruise. 1hr 40 mins to board the ship from getting out of the taxi ... Read more
steveson
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
ncl did not tell anyone that over 150 people the week before came down with a nuerovirus. the ship could not release the rooms until 5 pm the first day and since most of the staff was "deep cleaning" the ship there was really no ... Read more
NYSandy23
Member Since 2014
1 review
14 forum posts
We traveled the Norwegian Dawn on its 7 Day journey to Bermuda and back to Boston in October. There were highs and lows to the trip. We gave it an average score as a result. Embarkation was relatively easy although TSA screening was ... Read more
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WICKEDIRISH
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
My husband, my sister and her husband, and I sailed for my "halfway to 100" birthday. We can't say enough about how much fun we had. The service was awesome, the food was great, the entertainment was wonderful, the destination ... Read more
Yarelix1978
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Price was our decision maker at that time I guess any cruise for Your first one was great So we where so please w the staff and service that we book the next one while being on board So glad We add this kind of traveling to our life book ... Read more
SnowWhiteOz
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed October 2016
This was a great first time cruise. The ship was well maintained and offered plenty to do and all staff were very helpful. I did have issues with my on board account that were not rectified but overall it was a minor inconvenience. The ... Read more
davnade
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
My girlfriend has never been on a cruise before and wanted to go on one. We chose Norwegian because of the promos they were offering as well as the price. The Ultimate Beverage Package was unbeatable. We also chose the $50 credit on all ... Read more
packfanmn
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We were first time cruisers. 40’s, kids 9 and 12. So none of us was sure what to think. I decided to rate several areas that were important to me on 1-10 scale. We paid $2400 for a balcony room. Embarkation. Our first ... Read more
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Aurora Sunshine
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our second time on the Getaway. We enjoy the free unstructured dinner times and more casual dress at NCL. My husband and I found the food to be delicious. Much better than our first cruise. The food at the Specialty Restaurants ... Read more
idris
Member Since 2007
1 review
4 helpful votes
Highlights of the cruise ..the getaway is a large,very clean ship ,layed out for passenger convieniance, a great ship, elevators need to sinchrionized. The cabin was very clean and kept very clean and tidy, great service. The show ... Read more
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MALAW 2010
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
The Wife and I are in our late 30's and have cruised on 12 prior cruises. To begin, we are NOT picky people and tend to go with the flow as they saw. Now on to the review of the Norwegian Getaway. We arrived the day before and stayed at ... Read more
kobibar
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
1. food: excellent. just like that. 2.ship layout: small spaces. wasted spaces. crowded spaces (especially near the buffer) no design concept.absolutely poor. 3.gym: almost always crowded. workout area is dark and no sea ... Read more
firstwardsister
Member Since 2015
1 review
33 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our second cruise on the Gem, the other being in Dec. 2011. The ship and crew were amazing. Lots of updates on the ship. We took the train from BWI to Penn Station and then a wild taxi ride through NYC to the Pier. Someone on ... Read more
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onesportygal
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We went on this cruise with a group of Military friends, 30+ of us total! 2 staterooms were charged twice for their excursions and funds never given back even after the cruise! Each room was DOUBLE CHARGED $364! That a large chunk ... Read more
Valter
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
78 forum posts
6 helpful votes
These cruise review I’ll do it differently, instead of going port by port I’ll do it by points. The Ship: Being in other NCL ships but never in the GEM, I can say I really liked the ship, small and friendly, easy to get ... Read more
johnlisa6
Member Since 2012
1 review
28 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
So my husband and I decided to go on NCL Escape for the first time without kids (they are all over 18 years old anyways) and without family and friends. I was really excited about this ship for a few reasons. I wanted to try NCL and the ... Read more
Charity01
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I really enjoy the "free style" cruising and choices of dining on Norwegian! Seeing the Colors of the Season was a big reason for choosing this destination. We have been on many Norwegian Cruises with a variety of Cabin choices ... Read more
Sand and Seas
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
1,338 forum post
5 helpful votes
We just returned from our 2nd cruise on the Escape and had a great time! Unique for this ship is the fun water-slide Aqua Racer where you ride on a tube. (Didn't try the drop slides, so will leave those for others to tell you about.) ... Read more
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HappyFeet345
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We came from the West coast so we spent one night in Miami before the cruise. We stayed at the Quality Inn near the Miami airport. When we arrived at the airport we called the motel and were told the shuttle was on its way. This was at ... Read more
billslowsky
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
79 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were going to take a 6 night repositioning cruise with Celebrity, but for about $300 more, this cruise with a similar itinerary had two more nights and included extras including the beverage package which persuaded us to change plans. ... Read more
IggleDoer
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
467 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We recently sailed the Norwegian Escape with the standard itinerary (St. Thomas, Tortola, and Nassau). I am 70, my wife a few years behind. We bought our adult daughter along for her birthday, staying in a Haven 2 bedroom suite (H4). We ... Read more
doxie75
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because it suited our dates, location & budget. Embarkation was very smooth. We arrived early and had no problems at all. Disembarkation was a totally different story. Oh my goodness, madness. They advertise ... Read more
pedrosalazar
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My wife and I were always loyal to RCCL but for our first anniversary as a married couple we decided to give NCL a shot in their brand new ship the Escape. Also, RCCL was almost double the price for this time of year, which is strange ... Read more
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